Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Please Pray

This is brief. I'm not sure if I will post a bigger post later but I just wanted to let people know to pray for Joplin, Thankfully my home and many other friends' homes are fine.  I did have six friends whose homes were either damaged or destroyed.  If you would like to help please send either gift cards or monies to the local churches. My church is www.ccochurch.com Thank you and God Bless

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spring Celebrations

I haven't posted a good ole treasury in quite a while so I thought I would share one I recently made to celebrate brides (since I have eight friends getting married this summer) and father's, whether biological or ones who stood in that space.  Feel free to check out these great etsy artists and feel free to stop by and leave a comment or two.

'Father of the Bride' by RaeoLight

A little bit of Father's Day with a little bit of June weddings.

DAD money clip, gol...

Espoir - Tea Length...

Mens black felt bou...

Ivory Custom Hand-P...

OOAK Personalized D...

Sterling Silver Per...

Personalized Weddin...

Vintage Men's B...

Daddy or Dad et al ...

Vintage Fathers Day...

15% Off Sale Antiqu...

Silver coin ring Ke...

The Button Polaroid...

Father of the Bride...

Fine cream lace cuf...

Father of the Bride...


Don't forget to enter my giveaway below.  Don't wait til the last day and miss the deadline!

Monday, May 16, 2011

May Days Giveaway

As thanks to all my faithful followers I have for you another great giveaway!  One of my goals to to try and promote Etsy artists who are either new to the site, currently undiscovered or offer just plain cool stuff.  In an effort to do this I have for you some great artists who have offered their wonderful creations for your winning pleasure.


Artist #1:  ExpressionsWallArt

Tell us a little about yourself

Here at Expressions Wall Art we are a full service vinyl and design shop. We strive to create unique and inspiring vinyl wall decals and stickers suitable for any home or office. We enjoy doing custom orders for kids rooms, nurseries, nature themes, phrases for living areas, or just about anything you can imagine that you can stick on a wall. Feel free to convo us for any custom order ideas you may have.

What is Expressions so generously offering my readers?  A chance to win a set of the Canister decals you see above in any color shown on their listing!


Artist #2: SimpleScentsByKeisha

How did you start making candles?

As a kid I grew up around candles. My mom always had one lit in every room of our house. I remember going to candle shops all the time and I would get these horrible allergic reactions from smelling too many candles! (Luckily that doesn't happen anymore). As I grew older I followed in my mother's footsteps and quickly became obsessed with candles. One day my dad jokingly told me that I should start making my own, so I did and I've been making candles ever since! I love it!

What is your favorite scent?

My absolute favorite scent is Jamaica Me Crazy. I love spending time in the sun and this scent makes me feel like I'm sunbathing on the beach! It's amazing how candles can take you places. :)

About myself

I'm a twenty-something almost-graduated music education student/songbird from St. Cloud, MN. Aside from music and singing, I love art, words, and travelling to new places. My candles and I share a tiny, little one-bedroom apartment. It's cozy and it always smells amazing!

What is SimpleScentsByKeisha offering to my readers?  Three of her  8 oz candles, plus if you can’t wait to purchase one of her candles you can use her coupon code GIVEAWAY25 to received 25% off you next order!


Mandatory entry: is to simply visit both of  the Etsy shops and tell me which item and/or scent you like the most!  (Two automatic entries)

Bonus entries:
  • Follow my blog
  • Heart an Etsy shop of your choice; (one entry per heart so 2 entries possible)                            See above for links
  • Tweet the following "I hope 2 win at Attempts at Being Artistic. 4 ur chance 2 win go 2 http://preview.tinyurl.com/3fupgqj"
Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post and tell me which of the above you have done! Leave a separate comment for each entry, so at least one comment for mandatory entry and then a comment for every extra entry. Also, please leave a link to your blog, tweet etc. Remember also to leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you in case you win (you can put your e-mail in a form like this: "merryroseberry(at)hotmail.com " if you prefer). You can not be entered if you don't post below!! The giveaway ends in May 30th at 12:00 am (cst).  The winner(s) will be notified by email in about two days time and will also have their name posted on this page so others may know that the winner(s) have been chosen. Since you are receiving a third party's artwork I will be passing along information so that you can arrange for shipment. Some items may come from other countries so they may not arrive in as timely a fashion.

As you can see there are many ways to enter.

Thanks everyone and Good luck!!

We'll have a new prize about every two weeks so always check back.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shopping with Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day I thought I would share some great Mother’s Day Ideas and coupons. If you’re like me, sometimes it’s hard to figure out just what to get the lady who made your life possible.  It’s made even harder by the fact that my mom is twelve hours away.  Well here are some great things I found that I’m sure any mom would enjoy.

Our first item is a necessity in any corner of the world for moms, the ever present, seemingly bottomless purse.  There are so many to chose from but this was one of my favorite from

Ickady Bags

Isn’t it super cute? And this one comes with a free flower pin, plus you can chose you or your mom’s favorite color.!  Just check out the space inside



There’s enough room in there to stuff baby toys, make up, an umbrella, maybe a few snacks, the possibilities are endless




And what’s a great purse without a little bling? There are so many ways to go. Personally I lean towards gift certificates but there are a few pieces that I greatly enjoy not only for their blinginess (no, not a real word but how else can you describe it?) and designs

The first is traditional



I just think this is a beautiful yet simple gift for mom. Who can go wrong with a simple pearl and some great design. Not only that but In Style has many other looks to chose from, and all are just as classic and stunning


The second is vintage


Lilian's Treasure

















This necklace is not only stunning but adds a bit of old time flair with some modern day time management.  This piece is  as flexible as it is unique. Add help your mom blaze the fashion trail with a blast from the past necklace everyone will envy


The third is super funky











Though not really a traditional piece this still adds a bit of classic mix with a tad bit of whimsical. The colors just grab anyone’s attention while adding a very feminine touch


The Customized Piece


Ms. Rios Originals

The last allows you to customize and make any Mom feel special.  Nothing says I love your like allowing Mom to show off her kids through their birthstones. This attaches to any charm bracelet or key chain so it’s very versatile 

I hope these little treats helped you in deciding what to get your mom for Mother’s Day. Don’t forget if you a last minute shopper many Etsy sellers offer Gift Certificates so have at it!.

One final thing; Walgreens just posted a great coupon good through Saturday. Free 8x10 college prints code FREECOLLAGE and 50% off of posters MOMPOSTER Though I normally don’t recommend them for prints who can pass up a deal like that?

And don’t forget my little shop. You can buy her flowers that will last as long as your love for her,  forever.

I’m also being showcased in a blog giveaway, head on over for your chance to win not one but two of my items. Good luck!

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